Teen video contest underway at Pine Country Bank

Pine Country Bank is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.  The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers.

“Lights, Camera, Save! gives local students an opportunity to harness their creativity, learn about using money wisely and communicate those lessons with their peers,” said Rob Ronning, president of Pine Country Bank. “A strong financial education is critical to a successful future and we are thrilled to participate in a contest that reinforces that message.”

To participate, students of Little Falls, Royalton and Sauk Rapids-Rice (ages 13-18) must create a video, 90 seconds or less, on saving and using money wisely and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to the bank at so [email protected] by Dec. 1.

Pine Country Bank will host the first round of judging and select a winner to receive $200 and the teacher of the winner $100 to use in the classroom. The winner will then be entered to compete on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference.

Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest’s official rules.

To learn more about Lights, Camera, Save!, visit www.lightscamerasave.com or contact Brittney Walters at [email protected] or (320) 584-5522.

Pine Country Bank is a full-service community bank with location in Rice, Little Falls, Royalton and Bowlus.